Dufner into world's top 20
Jason Dufner is into the world's top 20 for the first time after beating Ernie Els in a play-off at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Dufner's first PGA Tour victory came with a birdie on the second extra hole after Els missed a six-foot chance to win when the pair went into sudden death.
Els actually climbs more places than Dufner - 63rd to 40th compared to the American's 30th to 20th - and that should guarantee him a start in the US Open on June 14-17.
South Africa's former world number one did not compete in The Masters after falling out of the top 50.
Luke Donald came third and regains top spot in the rankings from Rory McIlroy, who plays for the first time since Augusta at the Wells Fargo Championship this week.
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger is into the sport's top 100 following his five-stroke victory at the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea.
Latest leading positions in the world golf rankings: 1 Luke Donald 9.55pts, 2 Rory McIlroy 9.33, 3 Lee Westwood 8.27, 4 Bubba Watson 6.40, 5 Hunter Mahan 5.70, 6 Steve Stricker 5.60, 7 Tiger Woods 5.35, 8 Martin Kaymer 5.35, 9 Justin Rose 5.19, 10 Phil Mickelson 5.18
11 Louis Oosthuizen 5.00, 12 Charl Schwartzel 4.96, 13 Adam Scott 4.91, 14 Webb Simpson 4.91, 15 Matt Kuchar 4.73, 16 Jason Day 4.72, 17 Dustin Johnson 4.65, 18 Graeme McDowell 4.55, 19 Bill Haas 4.36, 20 Jason Dufner 4.23
Other leading Europeans: 21 Sergio Garcia, 24 Peter Hanson, 26 Ian Poulter, 33 Thomas Bjorn, 34 Carl Pettersson, 36 Simon Dyson, 37 Martin Laird, 38 Alvaro Quiros, 41 Anders Hansen, 42 Robert Karlsson, 43 Paul Lawrie, 46 Francesco Molinari, 47 Fredrik Jacobson, 48 Paul Casey, 53 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 54 Nicolas Colsaerts, 56 Miguel Angel Jimenez, 60 Robert Rock, 62 Rafael Cabrera Bello, 64 Matteo Manassero, 70 Darren Clarke, 76 Alexander Noren, 77 Michael Hoey, 80 Joost Luiten, 86 Padraig Harrington, 87 Pablo Larrazabal, 88 Stephen Gallacher, 89 Richie Ramsay, 95 Bernd Wiesberger, 99 Brian Davis.
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